Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hide The Matches. These Guys Are Hot!

The Pyronauts
Surf And Destroy
The Pyronauts will be playing at the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach on July 13th with the Neptunes. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Be there!

Phil D gives this one 5 out of 5 stars!

Mike's Barracuda
Surf (Instrumental)"Mike's Barracuda" is a faster surf track, rhythmic and splashy, with great glissandos. basic surf grumble and power.

Hey Fred!
Surf (Instrumental)This is a thoroughly flippant and fun piece that's warm and thrilling. It's delicate backtrack writhes with lovely surf reverb while the lead plays a delightful melody. It's a happy go lucky track that's just impossible not to grin with.

Surf (Instrumental)"Sifaka" is a splendidly infectious song with a sophisticated structure driven by superb surf rhythms. There are many fine tracks I love from The Pyronauts, but this is perhaps my fave. It portrays mysterious imagery, surf power, and a playful sophistication not common in surf. Superb playing and writing.

Aztec Harry
Surf (Instrumental)A warm softness emotes from the guitar lines while great drums and bass back it up. The tribal drums dominate the transition passages commendable. "Aztec Harry" has a bit of a mysterious European sound to it.

Iron Board
Surf (Instrumental)This classical tribute to Alfred Hitchcock uses the theme to his TV series. Amazingly cool interpretation, with warm island whammy and a solid surf beat. Double picked and liquid!

Necronomicon ex Boardis
Surf (Instrumental)"Surfboard Of The Dead" is a splendid surf instro with excellent rhythm and a somewhat optimistic melody line that lurks in the shadows. The psychedelic backwards guitar lines are very cool! This song has grown quite a bit over its life span. A very fine track that I kept coming back to.

Surf (Instrumental)"Cal-Tiki" sports a rippin' surf rhythm behind a chunky riff with great drums, cool whammy chords, and dribbling glissandos. Fine track!

Surf (Instrumental)A very infectious surf beat grabs you right away as "Pie" takes off. Double picked, joyous reverb, and a cool melody line. Solid beat and energy, and plenty to make you smile. An excellent track!

Surf (Instrumental)Big drama and mysterious happenings open "Fire," eventually yielding to a chunkin' surf rhythm and a slightly unsettling melody line. Great drums and infectious guitar work.

Surf (Instrumental)Slowly starting from a solo guitar line, "Water" gradually builds to an epic journey at a lumbering pace. The shear size of the visual here is overpowering. Aquatic and magnificent.

Supertanker Surf
Surf (Instrumental)Cutting through the crests and troughs as if they aren't there, a supertanker would have a hard time shooting the curl, yet "Supertanker Surf" seems to project just such an image. A playful track with a great thumping bass and lots of dribbling reverb.

Land Of The One-Eyed Tiki
Surf (Instrumental)Muted reverbed guitar, a bit of an Oriental flair, and a delicate interplay between the guitars. "Land Of The One-Eyed Tiki" gradually builds to a minor surf frenzy. Superb and unique.